$$ • Ukrainian, Diner

144 2nd Ave, New York
(212) 228-9682


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Reviews for Veselka

Veselka is one NYC institution that I always walked by and thought, "I have to eat there one day" and never did.  When I was younger, I used to make a midnight run to Kiev for pierogi and borscht because it was open 24/7 and seemed a stylishly seedy and cheaper on a student budget.  I finally dragged myself down to the LES this year 2021 on Russian Christmas Eve (they celebrate a week later) to have lunch with my husband at Veselka.  I admit that we watched the movie full review

I was craving the veal goulash from here for the longest time and got to have it as the first lunch of 2021!! Delicious as always. If you come here, get the pierogis, they make it to perfection here. Also first time having matzo ball soup ever, and I loved it!  They have outdoor dining with ceiling heaters.  Come for a wholesome meal :)

Ah, good ol' Vesekla. You never let me down. A+ pierogis. One of these days I'll veer off my typical course and finally give in to a seasonal pierogi.... (lookin at you, lobster pierogis in the summertime), but you can't go wrong with the classics. They also have a buffalo chicken pierogi... tempts me every time.

Each pierogi order comes with applesauce, caramelized onions, AND sour cream, so no arguing here over which is the "correct" choice to dip them into. full review

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Monday 9AM - 9PM
Tuesday 9AM - 10PM
Wednesday 9AM - 10PM
Thursday 9AM - 10PM
Friday 9AM - 10PM
Saturday 9AM - 10PM
Sunday 9AM - 9PM

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